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Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999. 349 pages.
In a dozen specially commissioned essays, the contributors to Species offer a variety of perspectives — not only biological but also philosophical, historical, and anthropological — on the concept (or concepts) of species. Robert N. Brandon hails Species as "a fresh, well-conceived collection on one of the most persistent problems in the philosophy of biology — the species problem." The contributors are John Dupré, David L. Hull, Kevin de Queiroz, David L. Nanney, Kim Sterelny, Richard Boyd, Robert A. Wilson, Paul E.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 392 pages.
The publisher writes, "How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism and also to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions about probability and evidence and shows how the answers he develops to those questions apply to the specifics of evolutionary biology.
New York: Vintage Books, 1994. 496 pages.
In The Moral Animal, the popular science journalist Robert Wright — author of Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information and Non-Zero: The Logic of Human Destiny — turns his attention to the new science of evolutionary psychology. Summarizing and synthesizing a wealth of state-of-the art scientific information, Wright provocatively argues that human moral behavior was — and is — largely shaped by our adaptation to the ancestral environment.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 592 pages
Tufts University philosopher Dennett thoroughly describes evolutionary science, including its current controversies, and then goes on to spell out its implications for modern philosophy and modern life. Dennett argues that natural selection "is a universal solvent, capable of cutting right to the heart of everything in sight".
Voices for Evolution
The third edition of Voices for Evolution can be purchased or downloaded at Lulu.com